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Greece, UEFA Sign Agreement to Clean Up Football

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Aleksander Ceferin, the President of UEFA,  signed an accord on Tuesday offering assistance in reforming Greek football, which has been plagued by crowd control and funding problems in recent years. The accord establishes a roadmap...

FIFA Tweets Praise for PAOK Football Team's Outstanding Year

FIFA, the international governing body of football, praised on Monday the amazing performance of Thessaloniki's PAOK football club in a Tweet with an accompanying video. The federation uploaded a video showing the PAOK players celebrating their winning of the Superleague...

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania to Jointly Bid for 2030 World Cup

Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania are planning to propose a joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2030, the four state leaders decided on Friday. The four men met on the sidelines of a summit in the Bulgarian...

Gun-Bearing President of PAOK Gets 3-Year Ban

The president of the Greek club PAOK was banned from all football stadiums for three years for storming onto the pitch with a gun during a league game, the league's disciplinary committee said on Thursday. The club were also stripped...

Greece Edges Closer to Expulsion from World Football

A FIFA representative visiting Greece after a series of violent incidents in football games has recommended the country be suspended from the sport's governing body. If the recommendation by Herbert Huebel is officially adopted by FIFA, Greek teams and the...

Greek Superleague Suspension Likely to Continue for Another Week

The suspension of Greece's Superleague is likely to continue through next week as one of the 16 clubs did not agree with the rule changes proposed by the Greek government. Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Vasileiadis proposed four new measures to...

FIFA Delegation Heads to Greece to Discuss Football Unrest

FIFA is sending a group of officials to Greece to discuss the football crisis that broke out on Sunday, after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the field of play and tried to approach the referee while carrying a gun. Savvidis...

Authorities Search Properties in Greece for Swiss Prosecution into FIFA Official

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Jerome Valcke; the banned former FIFA secretary general, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi; the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, over World Cup broadcasting deals. Prosecutors interviewed Valcke on Thursday, while authorities in France,...

Greek Football Federation Apologizes for Fascist Banner at Greece-Bosnia Game

The Greek football federation apologized to the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina following a banner by a fan at a World Cup qualifying match. The federation condemned the banner that referred to the Srebrenica massacre. In a statement it said that...

Greek Super League Finally Begins on September 10

Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis pledged that Super League games will begin on September 10. He denied rumors that said he was willing to accept the beginning of domestic competitions after the FIFA-UEFA visit in Athens and their meeting...